Dua Lipa Pulls an Epic Disappearing Act in Music Video for “Houdini”

Dua Lipa with her Grammy awards for Best New Artist, Best Dance Recording
Dua Lipa with her Grammy awards for Best New Artist, Best Dance Recording. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (10095021ah)

Dua Lipa did a great job teasing her new song “Houdini”, and this comeback single was worth waiting for. The British singer set the stage for her next album with this catchy song and said it’s inspired by the most freeing parts of her singlehood.

The Manu Cossu-directed visual for “Houdini” keeps things pretty simple and it sees Lipa hitting the dance floor to rehearse a new choreography. She’s having the time of her life alongside her backup dancers under the fluorescent lights, while mirrors crate show-stopping optical illusions.

Lipa said that her latest song represents the “most light and freeing parts of [her ]singledom”, adding it embodies that 4 am feeling when you don’t want the party to end.

“[‘Houdini” explores] the idea of whether someone is really worth my while or if I’ll ghost them in the end. You never know where something may take you, that’s the beauty of being open to whatever life throws your way. I’m looking forward to sharing that feeling of defiant bliss with my fans,” said Lipa in a statement.

“Houdini” will serve as the lead single from Lipa’s third studio album, which still doesn’t have an official title or release date. In an interview with Variety, the Grammy-winning singer revealed her next LP will explore “1970s-era psychedelia while staying true to her signature pop sound.